Movies about Ancient Egypt

Movies about Ancient Egypt
List of the best films about Ancient Egypt according to the audience: Agora, The Scorpion King, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Cleopatra, Stargate, The Mummy, Exodus: Gods and Kings, The Mummy, Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, Gods of Egypt.

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Genre
Country
Agora (2009)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, history
CountrySpain, Malta, Bulgaria
Duration02:06

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.

The Scorpion King (2002)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, South Africa, Germany, Belgium
Duration01:32

In ancient Egypt, peasant Mathayus is hired to exact revenge on the powerful Memnon and the sorceress Cassandra, who are ready to overtake Balthazar's village. Amid betrayals, thieves, abductions and more, Mathayus strives to bring justice to his complicated world.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.

Cleopatra (1963)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryLuxembourg, United Kingdom, USA
Duration04:03

Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.The winner of four Oscars, this epic saga of love, greed and betrayal stars Elizabeth Taylor as the passionate and ambitious Egyptian queen who's determined to hold on to the throne and seduces the Roman emperor Julius Caesar (Rex Harrison). When Caesar is murdered, she redirects her attentions to his general, Marc Antony (Richard Burton), who vows to take power -- but Caesar's successor (Roddy McDowall) has other plans.

Stargate (1994)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:10

An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.

The Mummy (2017)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, China, Japan, United Kingdom
Duration02:28

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, USA
Duration02:30

The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

The Mummy (1999)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Morocco
Duration02:04

Dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell and his companion, Beni stumble upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle in 1923, 3,000 years after Imhotep has suffered a fate worse than death – his body will remain undead for all eternity as a punishment for a forbidden love.

Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra (2002)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryFrance, Germany
Duration01:50

The Egyptian Queen Cleopatra bets against the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, that her people are still great, even if the times of the Pharaohs has long passed. She vows (against all logic) to build a new palace for Caesar within three months. Since all her architects are either busy otherwise or too conservative in style, this ambivalent honor falls to Edifis. He is to build the palace and be covered in gold or, if not, his fate is to be eaten by crocodiles. Edifis calls upon an old friend to help him out: The fabulous Druid Getafix from Gaul, who brews a fantastic potion that gives supernatural strength. In order to help and protect the old Druid, Asterix and Obelix accompany him on his journey to Egypt. When Julius Caesar gets wind of the project succeeding, he has the building site attacked by his troops in order to win the bet and not lose face. But just like the local pirates, he hasn't counted on Asterix and Obelix.

Gods of Egypt (2016)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Australia, China, Hong Kong
Duration01:28

A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.

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Cairo Time (2009)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryCanada, Republic of Ireland, Egypt

In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches them both unawares.

Sands of Oblivion (2007)
Markimdb: 3.6
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA

The film tells the story of a prop from the 1923 movie The Ten Commandments that was actually an authentic artifact from antiquity with cursed powers. In the modern day these resurface leading to murder and mayhem.

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, detective
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:47

An adventure set in the early part of the 20th century, focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters, and other distractions.

Pharaoh (1965)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, adventure, history
CountryPoland

Young Pharaoh Ramses XIII clashes with Egypt's clergy over influence on the affairs of the state and its coffers. inexperienced, but quite ambitious pharaoh is putting up a fight against a powerful clan of priests usurping rule over the country.

The Pyramid (2014)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Morocco
Duration01:29

A team of U.S. archaeologists unearths an ancient pyramid buried deep beneath the Egyptian desert. As they search the pyramid's depths, they become hopelessly lost in its dark and endless catacombs. Searching for a way out, they become desperate to seek daylight again. They come to realize they aren't just trapped, they are being hunted.

Alexander (2004)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Morocco, Thailand
Duration02:55

Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.

The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (2006)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA

Thousands of years ago, the great Child King Tutankhamen ruled. Few know the details of his life -- No one knows the secrets of his death. All that is about to change.Free -spirited archaeologist Danny Fremont (Casper Van Dien, Sleepy Hollow) is certain that if found, King Tut's Emerald Tablet would hold the power to control the world. Unfortunately, the only one who believes Fremont is his nemesis archaeologist Morgan Sinclair (Jonathan Hyde, Titanic), a member of a secret society who wants the tablet to harness unspeakable evil on the world and will stop at nothing to get it.

Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb (2020)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredocumentary, history
CountryUSA, Egypt

This documentary follows a team of local archaeologists excavating never before explored passageways, shafts, and tombs, piecing together the secrets of Egypt’s most significant find in almost 50 years in Saqqara.

Tale of the Mummy (1998)
Markimdb: 4
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantasy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Luxembourg, USA
Duration01:28

When an archaeological expedition opens an ancient Egyptian tomb, the unimaginable evil of a cursed pharaoh is unleashed.

Night at the Museum (2006)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada, United Kingdom
Duration01:48

Chaos reigns at the natural history museum when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an ancient curse, awakening Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, a Tyrannosaurus rex and other exhibits. Larry tries desperately to keep the museum under control, but he's fighting a losing battle until President Teddy Roosevelt comes to the rescue.

The Nile Hilton Incident (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySweden, Germany, Denmark, Morocco, France
Duration01:35

In Cairo, weeks before the 2011 revolution, Police Detective Noredin is working in the infamous Kasr el-Nil Police Station when he is handed the case of a murdered singer. He soon realizes that the investigation concerns the power elite, close to the President’s inner circle.

Three Heroes and the Princess of Egypt (2017)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryRussia
Duration01:45

The new adventures of the three heroes and, of course, the horse Yuliya!!!!. Where will the fate of the fairy tale heroes, who have fallen in love with them still go, what challenges do they have to overcome, that will help them defeat the dark forces? We will find out about this very soon.

Asterix and Cleopatra (1968)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:12

Popular animated hero Asterix and his faithful sidekick Obelix travel to ancient Egypt to help Cleopatra build a new summer home. Cleopatra and Julius Caesar have made a bet, with Caesar wagering the project cannot be completed in a few weeks time. With the help of a magic potion, Asterix comes to the rescue of the Queen of the Nile as Caesar and an angry architect plot against them.

Immortals (2011)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada, United Kingdom
Duration01:50

Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.

Passion in the Desert (1997)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

Young French officer Augustin Robert escorts artist Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis to Egypt during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign. Napoleon sent de Paradis to record Egypt's great monuments and temples that are destroyed by French soldiers in acts of barbarism. During combat, Augustin and Jean-Michel are separated from their regiment, and they start wandering through the desert fighting for their life. In one of the canyons Augustin meets a leopard he names Simoom and a strange bond between them appears.

Cleopatra (1934)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

The queen of Egypt barges the Nile and flirts with Mark Antony and Julius Caesar.

Belphegor, Phantom of the Louvre (2001)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, fantasy, detective
CountryFrance
Duration01:26

A collection of artifacts from an archeological dig in Egypt are brought to the famous Louvre museum in Paris, and while experts are using a laser scanning device to determine the age of a sarcophagus, a ghostly spirit escapes and makes its way into the museum's electrical system.

Age of Ice (2014)
Markimdb: 1.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:25

Massive earthquakes open the Arabian tectonic plate, resulting in unstable weather and freezing temperatures that will be unsurvivable by nightfall. Attempting to reach safety, a vacationing family in Egypt must battle the rapidly cooling temperatures that usher in a new Ice Age, covering the Sphinx, Pyramids, and Sahara Desert with mountains of snow.

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:39

Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East.

The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:45

From his birth in Bethlehem to his death and eventual resurrection, the life of Jesus Christ is given the all-star treatment in this epic retelling. Major aspects of Christ's life are touched upon, including the execution of all the newborn males in Egypt by King Herod; Christ's baptism by John the Baptist; and the betrayal by Judas after the Last Supper that eventually leads to Christ's crucifixion and miraculous return.




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